Athol Willoughby interviewed by Michelle Potter [sound recording]
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- Willoughby, Athol, 1932-, interviewee
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- 6 sound files (ca. 369 min.)
Athol Willoughby talks about his family history; his schooling and education; the effects of the Great Depression on his family; his childhood in Tasmania; seeing the Borovansky Ballet in Hobart; his ballet classes with Beattie Jordan; his early ballet performances; the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne; his role models and artistic influences; his brother; Cecchetti training; his career as a professional ballet dancer; National Theatre Ballet; Walter Gore's productions; other notable ballet dancers; the art of partnering in ballet; touring in regional Victoria and South Australia; his roles and performances in Australia and overseas; Cecchetti examinations; Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Society; the beginnings of his teaching career; Valrene Tweedie; memorable performances that influenced him; ballet classes; Royal Ballet School, London; purchasing his own ballet school at Essendon; Cecchetti system of training; ballet school performances; his resignation as a Cecchetti examiner; ballet scholarships; his recollections about his performances.
- Recorded on 11-12 February 2013 in Melbourne, Vic.
- Digital master available National Library of Australia;
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- Timed summary (8 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 121 leaves).
- Other authors/contributors:
- Potter, Michelle, 1944-, interviewer
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